What to Expect when You Visit Ouray in Colorado

If you are looking to make Ouray your destination for a one-day trip or a longer stay, you want to know where exactly will you go and stay. Fortunately, there are many types of accommodations available in the city along with things to keep you busy. This amazing vacation destination has so much to offer no matter what your interest is. Whether you are a traveling artist, shopper, adventurer, a family with kids, or a history lover, there is something for you in Ouray, especially if you stay at Ouray Chalet Inn. Read on to know what’s in store for you:

Summer Activities you can Take Part In

If you visit Ouray in summer, you will enjoy the beautiful sunshine, a vast trail system, raging rivers, and the surrounding National Forrest Islands that offer a memorable outdoor experience. You can explore the mountain on foot, four-wheel drive, horseback, and raft or climb the cliffs. You will thank yourself for bringing along your camera as panoramic vistas, mountain basins that have wildflowers and waterfalls, are just waiting to be captured on film.

What to Expect in Winter

In the wintertime, Ouray is the best place to be with ice climbing, a nice mountain-town vibe, hot tubing giving you the best winter vacation you can imagine. The city accommodates both the adventurous and leisurely travelers, ensuring you will find exactly what you need here.

Ouray is called America’s Switzerland because of being wrapped in a blanket of crisp, white snow and the ability to provide lots of activities and events to warm both the hearts and souls of visitors.  The Ouray Ice Park is one of the most famous winter attractions. The park houses over 200 ice and mixed climbs most within a fifteen-minute walk of the entrance. If you visit Ouray between December and May, you can take part in climbing activities. The Ouray Ice Festival at the park happens in January. The festival draws famous athletes from across the globe.

Moreover, if you prefer to explore the white powder, Ouray has just the tickets. The city is known for the San Juan Mountains that attract winter adventurers who want to engage in back-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. You can enjoy convenient access to three world-class ski resorts in the city.

After a busy day at Ouray, you want to have a relaxing and rejuvenating soak in natural hot springs. No matter the time of the year you visit the city, you can always visit the Ouray Hot Springs Pool which provides over a million gallons of crystal clear natural hot springs water.